USB GPS
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I am not the most computer literate person in the world so if this was answered in another thread I am sorry ........  but I was wondering if there is support for a USB type of GPS ... or any type (if so what are they) ... I am hoping to create a car computer and was thinking of using a GPS app like Waze or something 

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SeamusPadreg
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you can use GPS with UART or serial port TTL RS232 like Ublox GPS...

search on google Serial GPS,
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You can give it a try one of this
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00N32H..._pd_nS_ttl
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(02-05-2016, 11:59 AM)SeamusPadreg Wrote: I am not the most computer literate person in the world so if this was answered in another thread I am sorry ........  but I was wondering if there is support for a USB type of GPS ... or any type (if so what are they) ... I am hoping to create a car computer and was thinking of using a GPS app like Waze or something 

Thanks,
SeamusPadreg

The PINE 64 has a UART (serial port). There are GPS modules available at places like ADAFRUIT and SPARKFUN that will talk directly to that port natively, avoiding use of the USB. For examples see https://www.adafruit.com/products/746 or https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13740. You can add cellular to it too! See https://www.adafruit.com/products/2542.

The issue might be getting an application like Waze (my Favorite app on my phone) to recognize a serial or USB based GPS unit.
You also need to have a data connection to make Waze work, it has limited maps and such cached. I am sure there are other apps that keep the maps local like the navigation units in cars do now. The cellular card above can do data connectivity, but there needs to be software to drive it.
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